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Twitter is about to optimize your images and videos with its latest acquisition

Twitter has acquired machine learning startup Magic Pony Technology to improve visuals, including images, videos, and live-streams on its platform. The London-based startup's team will now be integrated into Twitter's AI department.

Lightroom plugin allows for instant upload straight to Instagram

Tired of exporting photos and sending them to your phone before you can share to Instagram? The LR/Instagram plugin just made your day, allowing for instant sharing to multiple Instagram accounts directly from Adobe Lightroom.

Got a slider? This gadget will add automated panning, no matter what brand you use

Smooth, computerized panning may add a professional element to your videos, but it also adds a pretty significant cost to the production. Could the new universal panning tool AutoPan change that?

Beautiful blur: gold version of Trioplan 'soap bubble' bokeh lens costs $3,500

Meyer-Optik is now taking preorders for expensive, limited editions of its "soap bubble bokeh" 100mm Trioplan lens. Photographers looking to add exclusive style to their gear can choose between a titanium or gold version, but supply is very…

Ricoh acquires wireless memory card manufacturer Eyefi

Ricoh has announced its full acquisition of Eyefi, a manufacturer of wireless memory cards. This move comes less than a year after Eyefi made strategic integrations with Olympus and GoPro to boost its cloud-based platform.

Digital large-format photography just got easier thanks to Pentax

Pentax has found a new use its latest, ultra-high resolution DSLRs: to take pictures of film. Aimed at photography purists, the new Film Duplicator 4x5 offers a fast and easy way to create digital files from large-format sheet film.

Samsung imitates Apple’s ‘Shot on iPhone’ ads with the Galaxy S7

Samsung's latest advertisement campaign reminds us of Apple's "Shot on iPhone", minus all of the consumer touches that made it so popular. Timelapses and sweeping urban landscapes isn't for the average consumer.

Anticipation high as photography industry awaits Hasselblad’s ‘World First’ reveal

Famed Swedish medium-format camera maker Hasselblad has been teasing a major announcement for this upcoming Wednesday, and it has sent the entire photography industry into a frenzy.
Cool Tech

Your camera’s digital ‘fingerprint’ could prevent image theft and fight crime

Slight imperfections in the image sensor manufacturing process give every camera a unique "fingerprint" that is hidden in the photos it takes. A new technology is making it easier to process these fingerprints from any camera.

Why the internet has waged war over the pronunciation of ‘GIF’

Mike Rugnetta of PBS Idea Channel takes an inside look at the intricacies behind the war that's been waged over the three-letter acronym we've all come to both love and hate: GIF.

LensRegain combines wireless lens control, speed booster, and follow focus in one

Need to adjust focus hands-free? The Aputure DEC LensRegain will do just that -- and also works as a lens adapter and speed booster. The latest version offers a three-in-one versatility that's hard to match.

Are your food photos bland? Liza Gershman explains how to add some sizzle

Food has become such a popular subject for casual photographers that it has contributed a lot of noise online. Food photographer Liza Gershman shows us how to make standout grub shots.